Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rob honored in Chicago!

Robert Downey Jr has been honored with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award in Chicago for his contribution to cinema. The 45 year old actor was awarded in an event on Saturday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

A representative of the organization said, “Downey Jr is one of the most versatile actors of his generation, one who is held in high esteem. So he deserves to receive this honor.”

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rob on the prequel of The Wizard of Oz

Deadline Hollywood's Nikki Finke confirmed bright and early this morning that Sam Raimi has agreed to direct Disney's 3-D prequel to THE WIZARD OF OZ, currently titled OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (it used to be called BRICK) - and since she hasn't rewritten the article in the last few hours, I guess we can assume the story is 100% correct. The screenplay by Mitchell Kapner (THE WHOLE NINE YARDS, INTO THE BLUE 2: THE REEF) purports to give us a "dark and complex" origin tale in which the Wizard is whisked away from his earthbound circus-wrangler gig to the land of Oz, where the natives confuse him for an all-knowing god. Or something like that.

If Disney gets their way, Robert Downey Jr. will star as the Wizard (the role is currently being rewritten with him in mind). The studio is clearly chasing the success of this year's dreadful ALICE IN WONDERLAND. In their favor, they're not rehashing an oft-told story; unfortunately, they've chosen to go the tired origin route rather than adapt another of L. Frank Baum's books.

This is the first of four in-development OZ films to get a greenligh

Rob and Susan new production company

Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey have named their Warner Bros-based production company Team Downey, and hired David Gambino to be president of production. For their first producing project, the Downeys have come aboard Yucatan, a heist film originally crafted by Steve McQueen as a star vehicle for himself. Team Downey will produce with Dan Lin, with whom they worked on Sherlock Holmes. While Warner Bros tried for several years to find a movie in the nearly 1,700 pages of notes and storyboards compiled by McQueen and discovered in a trunk long after his death, Team Downey and Lin will go back to that source material and start from scratch. The studio made a new rights deal with McQueen's son, Chad, who'll be an executive producer with Lance Sloane. Downey is intrigued with the material and will get first crack at starring in it.

Gambino will move over from Silver Pictures and Dark Castle, where he produced Whiteout and the upcoming John Cusack-starrer The Factory. While numerous production execs interviewed for the job, Gambino had the advantage of having worked at Silver Pictures since 2001, including a stint as Susan Downey's assistant while she was Silver Pictures president.

Deadline revealed in February that the Downeys were making a deal at Warner Bros, where he wrapped the Todd Phillips comedy Due Date. Downey will be engaged in films for the studio for the bulk of this year. He'll start production on the Alfonso Cuaron-directed 3D space film Gravity, leave to shoot Sherlock Holmes 2, and then return to finish with Cuaron. Team Downey has opened offices in Venice. While a priority is finding a project for Downey Jr. to direct, they intend to go beyond hatching star vehicles for him.

Iron Man 2 vs Iron Man

Iron Man 2 has just surpassed Iron Man in the worldwide lifetime grosses:

Iron Man: $585,174,222
Iron Man2: $594,282,390

and the run is not over... the sequel has to beat the record of the first movie with the domestic lifetime grosses:

Iron Man: $318,412,101
Iron Man 2: $299,282,390

We can make it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Teen Choice Awards Nominations!

Choice Movie: Action Adventure
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Robin Hood"
"Sherlock Holmes"
"The Losers"

Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure
Nicolas Cage, "Kick-Ass"
Russell Crowe, "Robin Hood"
Matt Damon, "Green Zone"
Robert Downey Jr., "Sherlock Holmes"
Channing Tatum, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"

Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure
Cate Blanchett, "Robin Hood"
Mila Kunis, "The Book of Eli"
Rachel McAdams, "Sherlock Holmes"
Sienna Miller, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
Zoë Saldana, "The Losers"

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi
"District 9"
"Iron Man 2"
"The Time Traveler's Wife"

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi
Sharlto Copley, "District 9"
John Cusack, "2012"
Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man 2"
Jude Law, "Repo Men"
Sam Worthington, "Avatar"

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi
Scarlett Johansson, "Iron Man 2"
Rachel McAdams, "The Time Traveler's Wife"
Gwyneth Paltrow, "Iron Man 2"
Amanda Peet, "2010"
Zoë Saldana, "Avatar"

Choice Movie: Villain
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
Stephen Lang, "Avatar"
Rachelle Lefevre, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, "Kick-Ass"
Mickey Rourke, "Iron Man 2"

Choice Movie: Dance
Sandra Bullock and Betty White, "The Proposal"
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, "The Last Song"
Robert Downey Jr., "Iron Man 2"
Tina Fey and Steve Carell, "Date Night"
Michael Jackson, "This Is It"

Monday... another week is started!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Various photos from Guys Choice Awards

Isn't he so adorable with this Sherlock hair style?

Rob at Guys Choice Awards

Robert Downey took is award from Ozzy Osbourne and then presented Sandra Bullock.

Photo of the day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Robert Downey Jr prepares himself for Avenger role!

Robert Downey Jr stops by a comic book store and purchases a handful of Iron Man and Avengers comics before stopping by a coffee shop in Hollywood on Wednesday (June 2).

The 45-year-old actor looks to be prepping for his role in the much-anticipated Avengers movie which includes his Iron Man character along with Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk.

As for his next projects, Robert will be reprising his role as Sherlock Holmes. According to Variety, Warner Bros. announced that they will be making a Sherlock Holmes sequel set to be released in December of 2011.

15+ pictures inside of Robert Downey Jr. preparing for his role in the Avengers

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Robert and Susan at Memorial Day

First of all, how awesome is it that Robert Downey, Jr. is suddenly a big movie star? Iron Man 2 has already raked in a whopping $279 million at the U.S. box office ....so yay for RDJ! IM2 has been out for weeks and it's still at number four.

In the meantime, check out Robert and wife Susan enjoying some fun in the sun after a party for Memorial Day. They're such a great couple these two!

Robert Downey Jr is a gift to work with

Scarlett Johansson has revealed that Robert Downey Jr was a "gift" to work with.

The actress, who stars as the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 alongside Downey Jr, said that she loved working with him because he constantly helped her develop her character.

Johansson told Bang Showbiz: "Robert was incredibly supportive, so enthusiastic for my character and the work that we were doing. He's completely centred and present. To work with somebody that's present like that is such a gift."

Source: DigitalSpy